10 Best Things About USC Football Losing to the Huskies


C&G Shades On is a special weekly column from Sara Kakuris, bringing a die-hard USC football fan’s voice and perspective to Reign of Troy. 

The game against Washington made my blood boil and my skin crawl and any attempt at a serious discussion about it would likely result in a lot of profanity and the polite request that I no longer write for Reign of Troy. Instead, I have decided to focus on the positive side of things.

Here are the top 10 best things about that ugly, ugly loss:

  1. The Spirit of Troy got a much needed break. It’s exhausting playing “Conquest” and the first down celebration cry in the Southern California heat so, luckily, there was pretty much none of that going on.
  1. The media loves to spin stories of us, so we were sure to get a visit from Animal Control and the LA County Sheriff’s department if they heard that USC beat the Huskies.
  1. We’ll most likely kill Notre Dame if our win-loss pattern is to be trusted.
  1. The disastrous nature of the game allowed for plenty of time for ESPN to wax poetic about how bad LA traffic is.
  1. We all got to reminisce together about the good ole’ days at LAX.
  1. Cody Kessler got some great bonding time in with the Coliseum grass, so they won’t need to have so much alone time in the future.
  1. The loss really took the attention off of Sark’s drinking episode.
  1. We drove the point home about why Thursday games are horrible.
  1. We’ve narrowed down the list of possible kick-off times for our future games.
  1. We will soon get to see someone live out their lifelong dream of being a head coach for USC football!

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See you next week and Fight On!

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